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proper knot for braided line?

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I have been using the typical knot for my braid where you twist it and go through two loops.( i don't know the name of this knot) I'm pretty sure this is a knot for mono or other similar lines. Also I noticed that on my braided line when I get stuck on a dock I can pull the line from the hook if I pull hard enough. I would hate for this to happen with a monster on the line so what is a proper knot for braided line?

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I use the same knot with braid with no issues make sure you wet the line before pulling tight it helps the line tighten down on its self better

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Palomar is the only knot one should use for braid line. If you search the net, there is a video that shows the knot strength of all the knots that are used for fishing. The palomar knot had the strongest hold of all knots on braided line.

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I think you were describing the improve clinch or is it cinch knot with the wraps and two loops. I use the Palomar also, but tend to use it for both braid and flouro. Not sure if it is best for flouro but I have never had a problem with it. Only real other knot I use is the double uni for leaders and mating different lines together. Way this year is going for me so far, might not need a hook to tie on! Hope all this bad luck goes somewhere else soon.

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I use the blood for two lines, but I want to try the san diego? for drop shotting and stuff... I haven't had an issue with the palomar, but wonder if this new knot is better...

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palomar.gif

This is the Palomar and exactly what you should be using. But be careful this knot plus braid is probable stronger than any Avid smile

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